adjective, i·ci·er, i·ci·est.
- made of, full of, or covered with ice: icy roads.
- resembling ice.
- cold: icy winds.
- without warmth of feeling; coldly unfriendly; frigid: an icy stare.
adjective icier or iciest
- made of, covered with, or containing ice
- resembling ice
- freezing or very cold
- cold or reserved in manner; aloof
Old English isig; see ice (n.) + -y (2). Modern use is said to be a late Middle English re-formation. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Icily; iciness.